Zoot Velasco
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fundraising & Capacity Building Cause Consultant

$30 Million Raised for Community Causes!

Take the FREE Community Organization Capacity Assessment (COCA)

This comprehensive 10-part assessment will show an organization the practices they have which keep them from growing, and what best practices should be to succeed. COCA covers budget, insurance, mission, planning, fundraising, events, programs, board, and staffing. It's like having a coach to weed through the basic evaluation of your operation. By using the COCA, an organization can save many hours of consulting fees by handling the basic issues themselves.

To order this assessment contact Zoot and ask for COCA. The assessment is offered free for 501c3 organization CEOs. 

Consulting Specializing in

  • Strategic Planning & Facilitation

  • Executive Coaching

  • Program & Curricula Design

  • Interim Leadership

  • Fundraising & Grantsmanship

  • Board Development

  • Workshops, Classes, & Keynote Speeches

  • Institutional Arts Program Design

  • STEAM Program Design

Zoot Velasco, MBA, CFRE

Zoot has a proven track record of growing organizations quickly through mission-based methods that work!

As CEO of the Muckenthaler he was able to:

  • Quadruple organization budget from $430,000 to $1.6M budget

  • Repaired and doubled an endowment raising over $700,000 (Paid back an inherited $105,000 loan in one year)

  • Increase audience from 500/season to 13,000 with 86% attendance

  • Increased students from 900 to 21,000 with outreach in 45 new sites/11 cities

  • Increase membership from 190 to over 600

  • Increase overall patrons from 10,000 to 45,000

  • Produced new master plan and launched $12M capital campaign

All this in the worse economy since the Great Depression (2007-2016)

INterim leadership

As Interim leader, he has doubled or tripled organizations in less than 18 months, such as:

  • Homeland Cultural Center

  • Mountain Arts Network

  • Unusual Suspects Theatre Company

Executive Coaching

Through strategic planning and coaching, he has helped several organizations add 20% to double capacity in less than 18 months

  • A Better Way Domestic Violence Shelter

  • Arts Connection of San Bernardino

  • Bethune Theatredanse

  • Boys & Girls Club of Fullerton

  • Dancing Angels

  • Culture Shock LA Dance Company

  • Harbor Community Benefit Foundation

Capital Campaigns

He has managed Capital Campaigns for:

  • Boys & Girls Club of South Bay

  • City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs

    • Banning’s Landing Community Center

    • Croatian Cultural Center

    • Performing Arts Firehouse (renovation)

    • Warner Grand Annex (renovation)

  • City of Long Beach Manazar Gamboa Theatre

  • Kern County Museum (renovation)

  • Muckenthaler Cultural Center (Master Plan)

How does he do this? Through Mission-Driven Capacity Building!

For Zoot's workshops and speaking click here!

The first 20 Minute Consultation is free!